Zim Integrated Shipping Services

Zim Integrated Shipping Services

Zim Integrated Shipping services is Israel’s largest shipping company. Established in 1945, Zim operates a fleet of 89 vessels with a total carrying capacity of 363,474 TEUs (20-foot-equivalent units), making it the world’s 18th largest shipping company.

The Haifa-based company is a subsidiary of Israel Corp. Its U.S. headquarters is in Norfolk, Virginia. The shipping company posted revenues of US$3.7 billion in 2013-- down 7 percent on a year on year basis. The company recorded a net loss of $535 million, up 23.5 percent from the previous year’s net loss of $433 million.

Zim was the 17th-ranked container carrier in U.S containerized import trade in 2013, with volume of 313,180 TEUs, down 5.1 percent year-over-year, giving it market share of 1.7 percent. It was No. 19  in U.S. containerized export trade in 2013, with volume of 246,790 TEUs, down 6.4 percent year-over-year and market share of 1.9 percent. For more carrier rankings see the JOC’s Top 40 Container Carriers special topic.

31 Aug 2014
Zim Integrated Shipping Services entered the final stages of a debt restructuring programme after posting a mixed set of first-quarter results where the carrier managed to reduce the size of its loss despite falling revenue.
Zim Virginia
30 Jun 2014
Israel Corp. shareholders approved a radical financial restructuring of Zim Integrated Shipping Services over the weekend.
28 May 2014
Zim’s first quarter loss shrank 45 percent from a year earlier as the Israeli ocean carrier continued to cut costs in the run-up to a $3 billion financial restructuring.
20 May 2014
Zim is launching a new U.S. Gulf-Brazil direct service in cooperation with Mediterranean Shipping Co. as part of a streamlined inter-Americas operation.
19 May 2014
Zim Integrated Shipping today announced it has finalized terms of a $3 billion financial restructuring that will enable the Israeli ocean carrier to raise funds to buy new ships and enter joint ventures and strategic partnerships with other container shipping lines.
15 May 2014
Zim is teaming up with Hapag-Lloyd on the U.S.-Mediterranean route to increase port coverage and reduce transit times, in the Israeli ocean carrier’s second agreement with a member of the G6 Alliance in the past week.
09 May 2014
Zim yesterday announced the imminent launch of an enhanced service structure between Asia and the West Coast of North America after it agreed to expand its cooperation with the G6 Alliance.
07 Apr 2014
Hapag-Lloyd was first carrier to announce the westbound May rate increases even as April 1 GRIs struggle to lift a market weighed down by overcapacity and weak demand.
28 Mar 2014
For someone who’s just unveiled a whopping $530 million net loss for 2013, Zim’s chief executive Rafi Danieli appears to be in an outlandishly bullish mood.
27 Mar 2014
LONDON — Zim Integrated Shipping Services’ net loss soared to $530 million in 2013 — more than half booked in the final three months — from $428 million a year earlier, but the Israeli ocean carrier said an imminent restructuring deal will “dramatically” improve its finances.
19 Feb 2014
A depressing air of déjà vu enveloped the Hamburg shipping community when Greek container ship owner Danaos announced that it is taking a $19 million hit on the debt restructuring of Zim as it cuts the charter rates of six ships on hire to the Israeli ocean carrier.
Zim Dalian
13 Feb 2014
Zim has canceled its remaining orders for four 12,552-TEU ships from Samsung Heavy Industries and four 8,800-TEU ships from Hyundai Samho...